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by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 5368

Re: A220 cruising altitude

Seems to be happening to new engines only. These engines are built to such tight tolerances that anything slightly out can cause an issue. Once the engines seem to get some time on them and “loosen up” they seem ok. It’s a combination software and hardware fix. Word is maybe the fix will be approve...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice needed for choices of schools!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Advice needed for choices of schools!!!

Id suggest Harv's Air personally. With the weather being VFR more frequently than the other spots, chances are you'll likely keep more current and fly more often, which helps by being current. (if you don't fly for a week, the first portion of the first flight back will be getting back in the swing ...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

What are some annoying things about your job? Other departments. Flight operations have great colleagues. Unfortunately other departments pay peanuts now, so as the saying goes... Sometimes (most of the time) we have to be proactive and hold other departments feet to the fire. Delays and not gettin...
by ZBBYLW
Mon May 25, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 72
Views: 6097

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

... Controller salaries in Canada are on par with international salaries ... We’re are in this together ... Why should you get paid the same as controllers internationally? We aren't paid anywhere near what the US or other countries pay their pilots. Could you explain to me what "We are in this tog...
by ZBBYLW
Sun May 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6214

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Is there any horn protection for the gear in the 320? Master Warning (unfortunately same ding, ding, ding, ding, ding as the flap Overspeed - though it should have been on the ECAM if they read it). GPWS - Too low gear, pretty loud and hard to miss. Pilots SA - if they were trying to dive bomb onto...
by ZBBYLW
Sun May 24, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6214

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Wow, I can't recall a Large Passenger Airliner ever forgetting to put down gear in recent memory. Does anybody know, has this ever happened before historically on similar sized aircraft? I'm thinking if they committed to the belly landing once they realized, more people might have survived. Such a ...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38020

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

No one is giving real numbers. Most people with symptoms are not being tested.
by ZBBYLW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13099

Re: Westjet ad.

Also per diem is NOT part of your wages.. it's to cover your expenses on the road.
by ZBBYLW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13099

Re: Westjet ad.

And like $3300 in ESP. Tell the whole story man. That’s meant for retirement. Imagine not having to crack into your retirement on a regular basis just to survive.... Ummmmm no it’s not all meant for retirement. 20% matched is for retirement? No. Nobody puts 40% away for retirement. That just shows ...
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4941

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

As of right now Rouge does already have reserve. It's voluntary and only when the corp needs it, but the reserve rules are significantly better than ML. To just get ML reserve would be a huge concession. We are not in a recession and there is no reason why we should negotiate a concession. Managemen...
by ZBBYLW
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 3094

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader app...
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8689

Re: Westjet CYHZ

On my fleet it’s required anytime the runway is less than 7,000 feet, the pressure altitude is >7,000, runway is contaminated or you have a tailwind. I’ve got in the habit of doing it every leg, but it’s not required.
by ZBBYLW
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers
Replies: 7
Views: 4128

Re: A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers

The planes will visit many of the bases. They also have ramp crew to train. Short sector flights are great for checking boxes in flight operations line indoc etc, but the ground guys in YVR, YYC, YEG, YYT, YHZ benefit from seeing the plane as well.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training

If you can find a school that has a Citabria or another tail dragger that would be your best way to becoming a better pilot.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

Guess he or she had selected a good field and set up well for it.
by ZBBYLW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 9538

Re: Interim bid out

WB FO, even junior isn't bad at all. But a new hire at the bottom would move up that list very slow as senior guys drop in. I beg to differ. I think being very junior ML WB FO is one of the worse jobs we have. The only thing that makes it palatable is either formula pay, or SJS (for those select pi...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines and living in Newfoundland
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: Airlines and living in Newfoundland

Definitely a sizeable number commute out of YYT and a small handful out of YDF this is at AC.

Commuting sucks, but some guys make it work.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 3011

Re: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?

I anticipate a huge increase in volleyball sales.
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

So it is basically not possible to own a house until you are in your 30s if you base out of yyz/ytz (porter)? AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so ...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so they got their top up. Some live with parents. Some have roommates and are extremely frugal. One has confessed ...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 3879

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Hey Eric, does it use vacuum/pressure to suck or push out the fuel or is there an actual pump to pump out the fuel? Based on the fact its still pissing away on landing I guess it may be a pump.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443014

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Victory wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:16 am
He thinks he's going to be the Captain. :lol:
If I'm not, even better - free beer! Hope that is a thing at AT.
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443014

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I hope any AT guys don't get too worried. There are many of us at AC that will be happy to have you're experience join us in the flight deck. I don't get too wrapped up with work and the chips will fall where they do. Lets keep the politics to managment. Look forward to buying the beer on any layove...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 16821

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Going to be a mixed bag... some senior EMB guys for sure... lots of junior ish NB C are interested. Id take the pay cut it does <12 days of work reliably at what ever seniority % I can hold... otherwise just enjoy rouge for now.
by ZBBYLW
Tue May 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink
Replies: 11
Views: 4042

Re: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink

Some guys go and get pissed on long layovers and others excercise and head out for a run or hike in the AM the next morning not feeling like a pile of piss and some others keep to themselves. While I do drink socially, often I am more keen to wake up early and get some fresh air. Ive never felt bad ...

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